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Detainee Torture

Bipartisan Support for Releasing the Torture Report

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

The United States has a history of providing important moral leadership in many areas. But by shrouding our tortured past in secret, we endanger both our country's moral legacy and our national security.

Toward Ensuring an End to U.S.-Sponsored Torture

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

A non-governmental, bipartisan task force recently completed a two-year investigation into the U.S. government's treatment of 9/11 detainees, concluding indisputably that the United States government engaged in illegal torture.

Gov. Closes CIA Interrogations Investigation Without Bringing Charges

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 10.30.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bri...

House Intel Chair Wants To Re-Criminalize Torture

Spencer Ackerman | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas), the chairman of the House intelligence committee, introduced an amendment to the 2010 intelligence authorization bill ...

Christmas Bomber: Would His Father Have Come Forward if He Thought Torture Loomed?

Andrea Prasow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Prasow

Mutallab's willingness to warn the US shows how important America's global reputation is to fighting terror; attacks could be thwarted by winning the trust of those who might alert the US of their suspicions.

CIA 'Black Sites': Final Status Of The Facilities Remains In The Dark

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Whatever happened to the so-called "black sites," where suspected terrorists were held overseas by the CIA and submitted to harsh interrogations that ...

Congress Assists In Torture Photo Cover-Up, Lieberman At Center Of Controversy

The American Prospect | Adam Serwer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since 2003, the ACLU has been seeking torture documents through a FOIA lawsuit. In 2005, the Southern District Court of New York ordered the governmen...

Detainee Torture Claims Can Be Suppressed, Federal Court Rues

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Friday in a case on detainees at Guantanamo Bay that the government can maintain the secrecy of portions of s...

Jay Bybee, Torture Memo Author, Creates Fund To Fight Possible Impeachment

Newsweek | Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The federal judge who helped draft Justice Department memos on torture has set up a legal defense fund to pay the costs of defending against possible ...

Mohammed al-Qahtani Torture Tapes To Be Released To Detainee's Lawyers

Washington Post | Del Quentin Wilber and Julie Tate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal judge on Monday disclosed the existence of videotapes that may reveal potentially abusive interrogations of a Guantanamo Bay detainee, and o...

Supreme Court Sides With Government On Disclosure Of Detainee Abuse Photographs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has thrown out an appeals court ruling ordering the disclosure of photographs of detainees being abused by their ...

Videotaping Detainee Interrogations Pushed For By Congress

New York Times | Scott Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congress is moving to require videotaping of interrogations of detainees held by the military, a step proponents say will prevent abuse and create a v...

Bush Interrogators Used "Abdominal Slaps" To "Instill Fear And Despair"

Raw Story | Larisa Alexandrovna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The following article was produced by The Raw Story and written by Larisa Alexandrovna. Recently declassified documents on the Bush administration i...

Cheney's 'Torture Works' Argument Is A Red Herring

Washington Independent | Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No matter how much former Vice President Dick Cheney insists that torturing prisoners in secret CIA prisons worked (and Spencer has already laid out t...

Top Bush Terrorism Adviser Admits CIA Docs Didn't Prove Torture Worked

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Okay, this should settle it, but of course it won't: We now have a former homeland security official under George W. Bush who has contradicted the cla...

DOD Ordered To Release Detainee Torture Photos

ACLU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal court today ordered the Department of Defense to release photographs depicting the abuse of detainees by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan...

CIA Vet: Next President May Have To Scrap Agency

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the last several months, there has been a gradual, but unrelenting, outing of the highest level U.S. government involvement in the sordid busines...